I went to the NUFL dinner last night with many of you, and listened to the featured speaker, Dr. Monica Miller. Her talk last night was very good. Her description of her experience discovering abandoned aborted babies in dumpsters and loading docks was very compelling and heart wrenching. Planned Parenthood in Omaha is careful not to be so careless, but they still dispose of these babies in the same way and it is the devils work, as you know. Who knows now how these aborted babies are disposed of or procured and used by misguided medical research. One way or another, they end up as refuse, as the evil one wants.
As I entered the banquet room last night, Dr. Miller was walking toward me and I greeted her and got to chat with her. She is sending me a published article from a medical journal that she wrote about the abortion victim photos and their profound affect on those who see the gruesome reality of abortion. She autographed a copy of her book for me “Abandoned”. I have read a few chapters and it is powerful! During her talk Dr. Miller spoke of burying the innocent babies killed from abortion. She recommended we watch a video she made entitled “Requiem for the disappeared-Burial for abortion victims” posted on u tube. Here is the link
I also spoke with Shari McGee, a local activist with much sidewalk counseling and pro life experience, including jail time in her defense of life. She was emphatic and passionate about her experience in seeing women changing their minds and hearts, after seeing these signs depicting the death of innocent children. Shari said we need to act in faith and in love in reaching out to these women in crisis. She said anger is always destructive and ineffective, but faithful witness to the truth in love is imperative. These women need love
and they need a way out.
We need to listen to these experienced, faithful women like Dr. Miller and Shari McGee who know what is effective in the fight for life. They both advocate passionate prayer, personal faithful witness, loving counsel, and the use of these abortion victim photos in depicting the reality of abortion to not only the women in crisis considering abortion, but to those who work at the abortion sites, and to those who accompany women who have been deceived into choosing abortion, and to the public who see these signs and are immediately struck by the horrific, murderous, bloody truth about abortion. Anyone who has an active conscience, who looks at one of these images of the slaughtered innocents is instantly affected by the reality of the destruction of human life. Pro lifers are confirmed in their faithful defense of life, people who have not considered the issue instantly consider it’s brutality, and even hardened pro aborts reconsider and begin to question their positions. Of course there are limitations in showing the signs where there are children present, but on the front line at the abortion site where children are dying, especially at PP in Omaha where sidewalk counselors have extremely limited opportunity to interact with women intent on abortion, these signs are absolutely essential. Dr. Miller is a powerful advocate of depicting the evil of abortion in these abortion victim photos. She also told me that it is essential that a visible sign be present with PREGNANCY HELP and phone number in large print. She said women in crisis often know that abortion is wrong but they see no alternative. These women need the “wake up” that the abortion victim photos present, and then the escape to freedom, an alternative to abortion, that the phone number offers.
Dr. Miller said the culture of abortion is to isolate and individualize women rather than include them in a communion with spouse, family or community, selfishly empowering them to destroy life rather than nurture it in family, as she was created. “Abortion is the disintegration of human communion”. Dr. Miller ended her talk with a plea for us to remain strong, to be thankful for our community, and to prayerfully seek to take action that will affect in some way the culture of death, that we live and strengthen and continue to defend life.
Father Michael Voithofer among many other priests, Liz Miller, Ann Marie Bowen, Monica Maides, Mary Jane Ziola, Larry Guerra, and so many other loyal activists have repeatedly and at times desperately asked for more prayer warriors and more sidewalk
counselors. They recognize the importance of witness at the abortion sites, because innocent lives are saved and hearts are converted to life when the faithful come to prayerfully witness to the truth of the gospel, and to the truth about the reality of abortion. It is impossible to advance a pro-life movement without faith, without God, without the Good News of the Gospel message. Of course, not everyone can come to the abortion site, but we can all do something. We can all do a little bit more, pray a little more, sacrifice a
little more, give a little more to end abortion in our community. We can inform those around us, and invite our friends to join us in prayer or participate in some way in defending life. We can affect the culture of death by witnessing to the truth of the Gospel in our parishes, where our brothers and sisters are indifferent or too busy with their own lives to notice that the world that we live in wants us to dispose of murdered innocents like common refuse. We can charitably witness to the truth, and knock down the walls of misunderstanding and lies built up by Planned Parenthood, who wants us to keep their secret about the bloody reality of the wanton death and destruction of precious human life.
Dr. Miller said when we defend life, especially in prayerful witness at the abortion sites, we do the most important work on the earth!
You can find similar talks by her online via u tube and others, like this link:
and on Dr. Miller’s websites:
Images of Abortion
God bless you all, all praise and glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.